Influence reflects the subtle response of the waters of life to the influence of cosmic forces, of which women and many gardeners are acutely aware. The six-sided flower-like form represents the hexagonal water crystal.
The labyrinth here is an elongated form of the one found in Poitiers, France, in which I see a tree, and others have seen two hands and a path into the uterus and forming of life. I have been given to understand that the form of a labyrinth is determined by the water flowing beneath it.
It is intriguing to see the dancer and lily illuminated by the cosmic influence are on the dark side of the crescent moon. I also realized, after the form took place, that the two dancers resemble dervishes performing the sema turning and that lilies are a six-petaled flower.
Acid-etched and engraved copper with fretwork, repousse, treated with fire, oxides and shellac. Backed with a textured acrylic translucent panel. Mounted on mahogany.